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News2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz Production to Start in August

2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz Production to Start in August

  • The North American 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz has a longer wheelbase and an optional third-row seat, unlike the European-market variant.

  • RWD and AWD configurations will be available.

  • The ID. Buzz will be built in Germany.

The 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz is set to hit the North American market later this year, which will get the longer-wheelbase, two- or three-row variant of the German brand’s reinterpretation of the iconic Microbus.

2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz

The ID. Buzz is a fully electric vehicle, featuring a 91 kWh (gross) battery pack that feeds a single, 282-horsepower rear-mounted motor, or a motor on each axle in AWD variants, developing an estimated total of 330 horsepower. In comparison, the European model is shorter with two-row seating configuration only, and is motivated by a 201-hp rear motor and an 82 kWh battery.

Final specifications haven’t yet been published by Volkswagen, but the ID. Buzz rides on a wheelbase of about 128 inches or 3,250 millimetres, while overall length is rated at about 195 inches or 4,962 mm. It’s also about 78 inches or 1,985 mm wide and stands 75 inches or 1,927 mm tall. According to these exterior dimensions, the ID. Buzz is stubbier than the gas-powered minivans currently on sale in North America, namely the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Kia Carnival and Chrysler Pacifica, but benefits from a longer wheelbase to potentially maximize interior space.

2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz

Though the ID. Buzz will be immediately recognizable on the road, it will feature an illuminated VW logo on its front fascia, tied to the LED headlights with a lit-up horizontal line. Cheery paint colors will be available, including Mahi Green, Pomelo Yellow and Energetic Orange and Cabana Blue, while a two-tone paint job will be optional.

The 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz boasts an interior accommodating five, six or seven passengers, which are treated to available features such as dual power-sliding side doors, a panoramic glass roof with electrochromic tinting, ambient lighting and a modern infotainment system with a 12.9-inch touchscreen and wireless phone connectivity.

2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz

In Canada, interested customers will be able to pre-order an ID. Buzz later this year through the VolksKlik online shopping and reservation system, and not through dealerships. In the United States, buyers are invited to ring up their local dealer to place an order, with no reservation list.

The 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz will be built at the automaker’s assembly plant in Hanover, Germany, and production for the North American-spec variant is currently scheduled to start on August 19th, 2024. Once orders are orders are officially submitted, it should take approximately 15 to 17 weeks for the vehicle arrive at dealerships, ready for delivery. Pricing, driving range, charge speeds, trim levels and equipment levels will be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch this fall.


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